Harrison Ford's Star Wars jacket to sell for charity

Harrison Ford is to auction off the jacket he wore in Star War: The Force Awakens for an epilepsy charity.

It's selling at online auction site If Only, with bidding now at $33,000 ahead of the April 11 close date.

Harrison Ford jacket
Harrison Ford has signed the jacket on the inside

The proceeds are to be donated to the FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) department at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Ford's daughter was born with the condition.

He explained to the New York Daily News: "When you have a loved one who suffers from this disease, it can be devastating.

"You know how it affects their lives, their future, their opportunities and you want desperately to find mitigation. You want to find a way that they can live a comfortable and effective life."

The jacket itself appears briefly in the film, in the scene where Han Solo and Princess Leia see each other again for the first time.

Ford has signed and dated it on the inside.

Memorabilia associated with Ford's character is in high demand due to his central role in the franchise.

In 2013, a blaster wielded by Solo in both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi sold for $200,000.

The fact that The Force Awakens will be the last Star Wars film he appears in is likely to increase the value of the jacket.

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